Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Downingtown, PA
Hammock: DIY Gathered End
Tarp: Big Daddy Tarp
Suspension: Whoopee Sling
What do you use to splice zing-it? I'm in the middle of building myself a new hammock suspension and need to make some zing-it continuous loops for prusicks(sp?) and can't think of anything small enough that will work. Right now I'm using a wire for amsteel that I tape the one end onto that I'm pulling through but I don't think that will work for the tiny zing-it.
Will I need to buy some kind of splicing tools? And if so what should I look for?
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I have used very thin stainless steel leader line from Bass Pro with great luck.
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Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Somewhere near Parkville, MO
Hammock: DIY Knotty/Speer special, RED
Tarp: Warbonnet Superfly
Insulation: 50 extree pounds
Suspension: Whoopy slings
If you can't find a Bass Pro shop, try a Hobby Lobby or similar crafting store OR Model airplane store like HobbyTown for fine music wire . Buy a piece, bend it in half with a pair of pliers and fish that through your Zingit. It comes in very thin sizes for CL leadouts or bead work.
From Somewhere near Parkville, Mo
Everything you need to know about Hammocks in vids and reading:
Hammock in 3 minutes D. Hansen - It really is this easy to make a hammock
Shug's Hammock Newbies videos - Takes you buy the hand and shows you in video
The Ultimate Hang D. Hansen - now read about everything
JustJeff's Hammock tutorial - more reference
TableclothFactoryBlanks - shorter lengths available on sidebar
The TurtleDog Stand thread - Hang anywhere.
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Columbus, OH
Suspension: webbing and rings
If you have a bike shop nearby you can get a shifter/brake cable. It is many strands of wire twisted to make the cable. You can unwind and use 1 strand.
If you have a guitar shop nearby you can use a high E string.
Join Date: Mar 2010
Hammock: WL Lite Owl
Tarp: AHE Shangri La
Insulation: KAQ UQ/Golite TQ
Suspension: AHE Webbing
"Door bell wire" you can pick it up at any hardware store off a spool, get two feet, strip it down, and your good to go. Think I spent 35 cents for mine and I've only used one of the wires so far.
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Defiance, Missouri
Hammock: Warbonett BB 1.1 DL
Tarp: BWDD Winter Dream2
Insulation: Winter Crowsnest
I've always used .022" stainless steel fishing leader wire. Anything similar will work. Take a piece about 2' long fold it in half, crimp the folded end tight enough to hold the line, and tape the two loose ends together. Works well.
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: West Palm Beach, Florida
Hammock: WBBB Dbl 1.1
Tarp: OES deluxe
My wife makes jewelry as a side interest. I use some of her wire to splice both the amsteel and the zing it.
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Columbus, IN
Hammock: WBRR, Lots of DIY
Tarp: MacCat; Cloudburst
Insulation: HG-UQ, TQ; WB-Lynx
Suspension: Whoopie Sling
Instead of taping the zing-it/amsteel/etc. to the wire, fold the wire in half, feed this through the zing-it, insert the end to be buried into the "eye" of the folded wire and pull it back through. It helps if you taper the zing-it/amsteel before trying to pull it through (note...the cord is not tapered in the linked photos)
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Chicago land
Hammock: DIY 1.5 DBL
Tarp: DIY cat cut hex
Insulation: PLTQ & DIY 20* UQ
Suspension: Whoopie slings
I use floral wire. I want to say it was about $1 for 100 ft at Menards. This is what my stuff looks like.